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        The Spirit Lamp

      James Thornton 1893 - May, June, 1893. First editions. Vol. IV, No. I, II. Original blue printed wrappers. Sound copies. Very good (small chips). Enclosed in 1/2 blue morocco slipcase. 2 items. Vol. IV # 1 with contributions by John Addington Symonds (2), Alfred Douglas (3), Lionel Johnson, Pierre Louys, and others. Pages 1-47, partially unopened. Vol. IV # II pages 49-100 - contributions by Oscar Wilde "The Disciple," Alfred Douglas (2), John Addington Symonds, Eric Stenbok, A. R. Bayley (2), Gleeson White, H. M. Beerbohm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys

      London: George Bell & Sons,1893. Octavo 10 volumes. Three quarters leather, gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt. With Lord Braybrooke's notes, edited with additions by Henry B. Wheatley. Frontispiece portrait and other illustrations with tissue guards and folding plates. In very good condition. Alexander conquered the world; but Pepys, with a keener, more selfish understanding of life, conquered a world for every sense" (Charles Whibley). "Pepys led a full, varied and voraciously-enjoyed life and clearly took pleasure in setting it all down in plain words. Unlike most frantically busy men, he had remarkable powers of observation" (Paul Johnson). "The bald truth about oneself, what we are all too timid to admit when we are not too dull to see it, that was what Pepys saw clearly and set down unsparingly" (Robert Louis Stevenson).

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        P'TIT BONHOMME

      1893. 85 Illustrations par L. Benett. 12 Grandes Gravures en Chromotypographie. 1 Carte en couleurs. Paris: J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [1893]. 8 pp ads dated 1893-1894. Original red cloth decorated in many colors, all edges gilt. First Illustrated Edition of the tale translated into English as FOUNDLING MICK (published by Sampson Low of London, in 1895). Although the tale continued to be published in the U.K. (and in Ireland, as A LAD OF GRIT), the tale was never published in America.~This is the appropriate earliest binding for this title, the cartonnage "au portrait collé," and this copy has the appropriate earliest ad catalogue dated 1893-1894. This is a remarkably bright copy, fine except for very slight fading of the red spine and for a bit of foxing on a few leaves within. A rather scarce title. Bottin pp 319-320; Gondolo della Riva 56C.

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        Autograph Note signed and envelope.

      1893 - BEAUREGARD, PIERRE G. T. Autograph Note signed and envelope. "I trust she may live/many years to give you/ joy & remember the "teachings of early youth-"/ I remain yrs very truly/ G.T. Beauregard. Beauregard (1818- 1893) was a Confederate General.

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        Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice

      1893. [Peru]. Lama, Miguel Antonio de la [b. 1839], Editor and Annotator. Codigo Civil del Peru, Con Citas, Notas, Concordancias y un Apendice de Leyes, Decretos, Resoluciones, Ordenes, Reglamentos, Instrucciones, Circulares y Ejecutorias Hasta el 31 de Diciembre de 1892. Lima: Editado por la Imprenta Gil, 1893. 560, [2] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, rear hinge starting, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Light toning to text. Lama's inkstamp to verso of title page, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Established in 1852, Peru's civil code draws on the Code Napoleon and Castilian law that existed during the nation's colonial period. Lama was a leading Peruvian jurist. His highly regarded notes in Codigo Civil include the latest legislation, digested court decisions, treaty provisions and related laws and decrees. This work went through six editions by 1928, the final three by later editors. All are scarce in North American law libraries; OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1893 edition (Harvard, University of Minnesota). Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Peru 30.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        A Dictionary of Artists who have Exhibited Works in the Principal London Exhibitions from 1760 to 1893

      1893, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive work on exhibiting artists, with some interesting insertions. Particularly including a related manuscript letter by the authorNew and Enlarged Edition. A signed letter from the author to William H. Booth dated 1900 has beentipped into the half-title. Withoccasional ink and pencil annotation by William H. Booth, and several handwritten ink notes pasted to the margins, one on embossed paper from Handford Lodge, Ipswich. The front pastedown has the pictorial bookplate of William H. Booth. Condition: In a quarter leather binding, with cloth-covered boards. Externally, somewhat rubbed to extremities, with small closed tears to top of spine. Hinges weak. Internally, loose and strained in places, with a number of pages coming away or detached but present. Generally bright, with intermittent light spotting, and the odd mark. A newspaper clipping has beentipped into the margin of p260. Page 42 has the remains of anewspaper clippingto the upper margin. A private view invitation dated 1882 has beentipped into the margin of p137. A coloured reproduction of an illustration has been loosely inserted. Ink signature to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Catriona. A Sequel to 'Kidnapped' Being Memoirs of the Further Adventures of David Balfour at Home and Abroad

      London, Cassell & Co., Ltd. 1893., 1893. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (x) + 371 + 18 (catalogue, dated 8.93; partially unopened). Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles. Nominal wear and handling; this is a sharp, fresh-looking copy. Unusual thus. A classic nineteenth century adventure romance; 'Catriona' takes David Balfour further into intrigue and danger as he seeks to solve the Appin murder and absolve himself and his friend, Alan Breck. Frederick. Prideaux.

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        Intriguing Photograph Signed, 4to, n.p, n.d

      Very Good. This "Publication Bureau" photograph is captioned, "Mr. Steinmetz with Fragments of Tree Branch damaged by Lightning From Lightning Generator." Steinmetz is standing leaning across a stool holding a broken branch. A superb image depicting the famed engineer full length. Considering he was a dwarf, it is a splendid candid portrait. Signed across the white border, "Charles P. Steinmetz" An important image. In 1893, the General Electric Company was formed and while working there, Steinmetz made one of his greatest contributions to the electrical engineering community, a lecture and presentation describing the mathematics of alternating current phenomena which had not previously been explained or grasped by earlier engineers. This enabled engineers to move from designing electric motors by trial and error to designing them with the aid of applicable mathematics to create on paper the best possible motor before actually constructing it. His impact on electrical engineering is immeasurable.

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        PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO AL-MADINAH AND MECCAH

      London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. 2 volumes. First Issue of the Memorial Edition. Portrait and color lithograph frontispieces, folding coloured map, illustrated with coloured and tinted lithographs and black and white illustrations throughout the text. 8vo, publisher’s original black polished cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the spine and upper covers. xxviii, 436; xii, 479 pp. A pleasing set, handsome, clean and quite bright with only light shelf or time wear to the extremities of the spine. One volume with a bit of chipping. Textblocks clean and unmarked and without foxing, Scarce in this well preserved condition. A BRIGHT AND WELL PRESERVED SET OF THE MEMORIAL EDITION OF THE ACCOUNT OF BURTON’S FAMOUS PILGRIMAGE, EDITED BY HIS WIFE, EXPANDED WITH NEW MATERIAL. The text of the Memorial Edition contains the full complement of 8 appendices appendices and numerous illustrations not contained in first edition. It was edited by Lady Burton and was considered by Penzer, and by countless readers since, to be "one of the greatest works of travel ever published." Burton was one of the first westerners to enter the Arab holy cities. To accomplish this, he had to assume the character and costume of a Persian Mirza, a wandering Dervish, and a "Pathan." Lady Burton said of his feat, “ It meant ...living for nine months in the hottest and most unhealthy climate, upon repulsive food; it meant complete and absolute isolation from everything that makes life tolerable, from all civilization, from all his natural habits; the brain at high tension, but the mind never wavering from the role he had adopted; but he liked it, he was happy in it, he felt at home in it, and in this book he tells you how he did it, and what he saw.” Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. He spent much of his childhood in Italy and France and was educated eclectically. In 1840, he began studies at Trinity College, Oxford and distinguished himself through his eccentric behavior. Two years later, he joined the 18th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry at Baroda, in order to study “Oriental” life and languages. He had already studied some Arabic in London and learned Gujarati, Marathi, Hindustani, Persian and Arabic while in India. He eventually took on a position that allowed him to mix more freely with the indigenous peoples, especially the lower classes, and began to dress like them. Burton’s seven years in India allowed him to become familiar with the languages, customs and geography of the East. This preparation paved the way for his famous trip to Mecca. At this time, there were areas of the Middle East that were still unknown to Westerners and represented grey areas on the world map. Rumor and second hand information about the inner workings and holy sites of one of the largest religions in the world was all that was available to European scholars. In order to fill this void, Burton decided to go to Mecca, and his idea was approved by the Royal Geographical Society . He passed himself off as an Indian Pathan and was required to know the rituals of a pilgrimage as well as the exigencies of manners and etiquette. His publication of the journey---THE PILGRIMAGE TO AL-MEDINAH AND MECCAH---allowed European readers to experience new cultures, traditions and history. Burton’s writing was accessible to the general reader and provided an intimate and well-documented portrayal of the Middle East.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA NATION MEXICAINE DEPUIS LE DÉPART D'AZTLAN JUSQU'À L'ARRIVÉE DES CONQUÉRANTS ESPAGNOLS (ET AU DE LA 1607). MANUSCRIT FIGURATIF ACCOMAGNÉ DE TEXTE EN LANGUE NAHUATL OU MEXICAINE SUIVI D'UNE TRADUCTION EN FRANÇAIS PAR FEU J.M.A. AUBIN. REPRODUCTION DU CODEX DE 1576 APPARTENANT À LA COLLECTION DE M. E. EUGÈNE GOUPIL, ANCIENNE COLLECTION AUBIN

      Paris: E. Leroux, 1893. 8vo., iii, 158 pp. facsimiles hand-colored, (3) 63 pp. text. Printed stiff paper wrappers. Near fine With occasional motations in pencil.

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        The Isle of Bute in the Olden Time

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1893 - 2 volumes. Vol 1: Celctic saints and heroes. Vol 2: The royal stewards and the brandanes. With illustrations, maps, and plans. Decorative gilt on front covers and gilt lettering along spine. Ex libris with library name on front pastedowns and card pockets on rear pastedowns. Library markings on tail end of spine, library name punched into ffeps and imprinted on covers. Burgundy covers show signs of wear at corners with board exposed. Head/tails of spines show signs of wear with some pieces of cover missing. Vol. 2 tail of spine is missing approx. 2 in piece. Bindings are a bit loosened but secure. Color plate in vol. 2 in excellent condition. Inside pages show some small pencil markings and dirt but does not interfere with readability. Many illustrations and diagrams within. Vol 1. 306 pp. Vol 2. 391 pp. 7.25" x 9.75". Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Military Costumes in Old Japan

      K. Ogawa, 1893. Soft cover bound in illustrated stiff board with punch binding and ribbon tie, illustrated with 15 b/w photos taken by Kazumasa Ogawa, one of Japan's foremost early photographers. This book was produced under the direction of Chitora Kawasaki of Ko-yo-kai (Tokyo Fine Art School). Privately published by the photographer Original English-language edition with the plates processed by the National Chemograph Co. Illustrated cover has suffered loss along the top edge what has been repaired with Japanese paper, general moderate soiling and smudge with several small drip spots on top corner, new ribbon tie, additional repair to a chip top rear near spine, tears to margins of the punched holes, small curve along the fore edge of all pages as if someone started to roll the book. Text is clean and unmarked. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Softcover. Good. Illus. by Ogawa, K.

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        Arendals byes historie.

      Arendal 1893. 8vo. 524+32+XII s. Priv. skinnbd. Ex libris

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        Patents for Inventions. Abridgements of Specifications. Class 44. Fastenings, Lock, Latch, Bolt and Other (including Safes and strong-rooms) FIVE PARTS IN THREE VOLUMES

      HMSO, London 1893 - Small 4to. 1893 - 1924. 10 parts in 5 volumes bound as issued in paper wrappers. Covering the period 1855-1920. Some wrappers chipped with loss and light uniform browning otherwise good. Recently cased in black cloth gilt. An exceptional unbroken run covering the heyday for the manufacture of locks and fastenings including detailed description of the functioning of each of many thousands of patents in this category, the majority with a woodcut explanatory diagram to accompany the text. Very good. Heavy item requiring additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET

      London: Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent, 1893. Braddon, M[ary] E[lizabeth]. LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET. London: Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co, 1893. Color printed yellow boards, a NEAR FINE example of the stereotyped or "yellowback" issue of the greatest bestselling novel of the Victorian Era. Mary Braddon (a particular favorite of the all-time most prolific collector of Victorian Fiction, Professor Robert Lee Wolff) was born in 1835 and with the publication of LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET in 1862, she gave birth to what became an entire genre, the sensational novel, and by the time of her death in 1915 she had written dozens of minor masterpieces of Victorian Noir. Now generally only known for Lady Audley, Braddon was so much more than a one-trick pony which is why Professor Wolff wrote SENSATIONAL VICTORIAN: the Life and Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon (London: Taylor & Francis, 1979), a spectacular piece of scholarship in which he makes what is, to us, a fairly convincing case for her rightful position as the equal of Wilkie Collins (THE MOONSTONE and THE WOMAN IN WHITE). In thirty years spent seeking and selling Victorian rarities we have never seen a first edition of LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET in decent original cloth. And while this little yellowback version is hardly comparable to the black tulip that is the 1862 Tinsley three-decker first, it is nevertheless a beautiful example of a yellowback (one inner hinge just starting but with virtually no wear and quite rare thus) and a nice stand-in. Prior to Lady Audley, blonde-haired maidens were seemingly always the heroine of every tale. But Mary Braddon's fair-haired blue eyed sweetheart throws her unwanted husband down a deep and dark well (just one of her many other unspeakable domestic crimes) and thus became the first of ten thousand dangerous literary blondes (another genre in itself). There have no end of theatrical adaptations over the last 150 years and at least four film and television adaptations. Topp 1285, Wolff 660. Custom clamshell box.. Near Fine.

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        Territory of Utah

      Forbes Company, Boston 1893 - Medium: Color Lithograph Dimensions: 41.5 x 33 inches Complied and drawn by R. H. Morton from the official records of the General Land Office and sources under supervision of Harry King, C. E. Principal Draughtsman, G.L.O.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Works

      Dent, 1893 - Full-Leather. No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very nice set of Saintsbury s edition of Fieldings works. Bound in full red morooco. From the library of Henry Arthur Johnstone with his distinctive bookplate impressed on an extra pigskin-flyleaf. Very good condition thoughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mathias Schoen]
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        THE WILDERNESS HUNTER. AN ACCOUNT OF THE BIG GAME OF THE UNITED STATES AND ITS CHASE WITH HORSE HOUND, AND RIFLE

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1893). Later printing. Hardcover. Teddy Roosevelt's inscription is blotchy, particularly the word "Theodore," but is still quite attractive. Front hinge is cracked but tight; the spine label is tanned and scuffed with mild soiling to the covers. Very Good. Original buckram with printed paper label on spine; xiv, 472 pages. The Presidential Edition; illustrated with a frontispiece plate and drawings at the chapter heads and tails. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author as President on the front free endpaper: "To/Master Roger Shaw/from a fellow lover of nature/Theodore Roosevelt/June 15th 1908." Tipped to the front pastedown is a 1908 a TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) from a Secretary to the President, on White House stationery, enclosing this book. Tipped to the rear pastedown is a 1939 TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) from Eleanor Roosevelt (addressed to the same recipient) on White House stationery giving thanks for sympathy expressed over the death of Roosevelt's nephew.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Works of William Thackeray

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1893. Octavo, 13 volumes. Three quarter leather with gilt tooling to the spine, raised bands.Marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece of Thackeray. In excellent condition. An attractive set. The success of Vanity Fair established Thackeray as a great English novelist. Charlotte Bronte was one of the first of Thackeray's contemporaries to recognize his satirical abilities to portray English society: "I see in him an intellect profounder and more unique than his contemporaries have recognized… No commentator on his writings has yet found the comparison that suits him… They say he is like Fielding; they talk of his wit, humour, comic powers… His wit is bright, his humour attractive" (Allibone, 2380).

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        Mosemans' Illustrated Guide for Purchasers of Horse Furnishing Goods. Novelties and Stable Appointments. Imported and Domestic.

      New York, E. D. Slaiter, [c. 1893]. - Folio (286 x 390 mm). Colour lithogr. title, 303 (i.e. 305), [1] p. With 7 leaves of plates, illustrated throughout (some in colour). Colour advertisement bound after p. 70. Modern red cloth with giltstamped spine title and original giltstamped cover title inset on upper board. Original edition of the Moseman Brothers' sumptuously produced sales catalogue of luxury horse tack an equipment. Dated from a printed letter (March 6, 1893), on p. 67. Containing more than 1000 detailed illustrations of all items relating to the horse including halters, muzzles, halter ties, hitching weights, oils, dressings, stallion shields, boots, toe weights, bitting harness, hopples, spreaders, cart saddles, collars, riding & driving bits, whip sockets, whips, hunting crops, ornaments, chains, snaps, clothing, saddles, veterinary preparations, stable requisites such as brushes, curry cards, brooms, forks, and much more. - One of the finest equestrian trade catalogues of the 19th century produced by a leading New York City firm, C. M. Moseman and Brother, offering a vast range of high-quality equine goods. Rare, most libraries hold copies of the late 20th century reprints only. OCLC 24193302. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        IN THE KEY OF BLUE AND OTHER PROSE ESSAYS

      Elkin Mathews & John Lane. Good. 1893. None. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY - A good 1893 apparent 1st edition hardcover without dustwrapper in aged/soiled decorative boards which were once cream but which have aged/tanned to a motled brown with dulled gilt decoration, very bumped corners, the tanned spine is bumped/rubbed to the spine ends with some damage to both ends, DEDICATED TO OTTO KYLLMANN (publisher and senior director of Constable & Co from 1909 until 1950) AND SIGNED WITH THE INITIAL "S" AND DATED JAN '93, the front hinge is cracked but secure, tanned occasionally lightly foxed pages very tanned to the rough cut edges. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. .

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        BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS; Book-Plates, Early Illustrated Books, Books in Manuscript and The Binding of Books

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1893. In four volumes each edited by A.W. Pollard, beautifully bound by root in 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered board with matching endpapers, raised bands gilt, compartments decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. top edges gilt, all others uncut, heads nicely repaired. A very handsome set housed in custom cloth slipcase.. FIRST EDITIONS. Octavo.

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        HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION UNDER THE COMMAND OF LEWIS AND CLARK...A NEW EDITION, FAITHFULLY REPRINTED...WITH COPIOUS CRITICAL COMMENTARY...BY ELLIOT COUES

      New York: Francis P. Harper, 1893.. Three text volumes plus atlas, totaling 1364pp. Facsimiles, plates, and maps (some folding). Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Light shelfwear. Front hinge of first and third volumes a bit stressed. Previous owner's small ink stamp on front free endpaper of each volume, neat early ownership signature on titlepage of each volume. Very clean internally. An attractive set. One of 800 sets on "fine book paper", from an edition limited to 1000 sets. The first "modern" edited scholarly edition of the Lewis and Clark account and manuscripts, reprinting the official text of 1814, but with extensive notes by Coues based on his examination of the surviving manuscripts and maps of the expedition. This was also the first of a series of landmark publications by Harper on western exploration, and the first editing project of the prolific Coues. "[Coues'] edition of 1893 ranks second in importance only to the original journals. His lengthy annotations, based on first-hand knowledge of the territory, are highly informative, and his bibliographical essay is a major contribution" - Wagner-Camp. An important, landmark work in the history of western historiography, ushering in modern scholarship the same year as the Turner thesis. HOWES L317. GRAFF 2484. WAGNER-CAMP 13:7 (note). LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 5b.2.

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        Widowers' Houses

      London: Henry & Co.,, 1893. A Comedy. First Acted by the Independent Theatre in London. Octavo. Original blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Small bookplate to front pastedown, related bibiliographic material pasted to endpapers. Shaw's very scarce first play, published in an edition, according to Laurence, of "not more than 500" copies. It was not an overwhelming bestseller. Shaw wrote to John Lane (quoted in Laurence) that the publisher "never advertised it even once; and the sale, which was only effected by great perseverance & determination on the part of the purchasers, was 150 copies." When the publisher retired in December 1897, they ceded to Shaw 194 sets of unbound sheets, which Shaw claimed to have commissioned Sotheran & Co. to bind for him. "So few of these [in purple cloth] in the Sotheran binding have turned up, however, that it is unlikely Shaw had all of the copies bound; a considerable number must eventually have been pulped …" Copies in green cloth have been noted as well, with no clear evidence of priority.

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        Widowers' Houses. A Comedy by ... First Acted by the Independent Theatre in London

      London: Henry and Co, 1893. First edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Original olive green buckram, lettered in gilt. Fine copy, with near early owner's inscription (in German) on flyleaf. In red cloth clamshell box with black leather spine label. Laurence A20 . Shaw's very scarce first play, published in an edition according to Laurence, of "not more than 500" copies. It was not an overwhelming bestseller. Shaw wrote to John Lane (quoted in Laurence) that the publisher "never advertised it even once; and the sale, which was only effected by great perseverance & determination on the part of the purchasers, was 150 copies." When the publisher retired in December 1897, they ceded to Shaw 194 sets of unbound sheets, which Shaw claimed to have commissioned Sotheran & Co. to bind for him. "So few of these [in purple cloth] in the Sotheran binding have turned up, however, that it is unlikely Shaw had all of the copies bound; a considerable number must eventually have been pulped ... " - Laurence. Copies in blue cloth have been noted as well, with no clear evidence of priority

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        WIDOWERS' HOUSES. A COMEDY ... FIRST ACTED AT THE INDEPENDENT THEATRE IN LONDON

      London: Henry and Co., 1893.. Olive green cloth, lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Cloth a bit rubbed and lightly soiled, with a few small spots, usual tan offset to endsheets, tiny 1905 ownership inscription in extreme corner of front free endsheet, some occasional dusting or minor smudging to a margin here and there, but a good copy, or better, in cloth case and chemise. First edition of Shaw's first published play, printed in an edition of only 500 copies. With the publisher's inscription on the half- title: "With the Author's Compliments." The edition was spread between two primary bindings (blue and as here), and a remainder binding which appears on a few of the 194 sets of sheets the publisher turned over to Shaw in 1897. Laurence discusses the question of any priority between the blue and the green bindings, and suggests that the two may have been simultaneous. He also suggests that a considerable number of sets of sheets must eventually have been pulped. An uncommon book. LAURENCE A20.

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        Les Iles Oubliées

      Librairie Hachette & Cie, Paris 1893 - Les Baléares, la Corse et la Sardaigne. Impressions de Voyage illustrées par l'Auteur. Au Lecteur: ".Et dès lors, ces îles mystérieuses, lointaines, indécives, entrevues comme dans un flottant mirage, ne quittèrent plus ma rêverie.La Corse était française, je connaissais mieux sa nature, sa beauté, ses sauvageries, j'étais plein de récits de vendettas, d'histoires de bandits et la "Colomba" de Prosper Mérimée m'avait profondément remué. Mais j'ignorais tout, absolument tout de la pauvre Sardaigne abandonnée, perdue dans une obscurité profonde." Dos a nerfs, Signet, Arabesques dorées, Auteur et titre en doré, demi-maroquin a coins, 503 pages, sans rousseurs, sans coupures, sans déchirures. en parfait état. Très bel exemplaire.

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        WIDOWERS' HOUSES. Inscribed

      London: Henry & Co, , 1893 George Bernard Shaw. WIDOWERS' HOUSES. Inscribed. London: Henry & Co, 1893. 8vo., 126pp. + 2pp. ads. Gilt-stamped publisher's original cloth, now a faded plum. A significant presentation copy inscribed in black fountain pen on the half-title: "To Robert Loraine / from G. Bernard Shaw. / 9th Nov. 1907". Loraine [1876-1935] was a man of action: actor-manager, soldier, aviator, Fabian & of course, a close friend to Shaw - perhaps best known as an actor he's seen most commonly on holiday with the Shaw’s & Harley Granville-Barker or at Fabian events. Loraine & Shaw shared political affiliations & a passion for theatre: it was Loraine who premiered as the lead in Man & Superman on Broadway, the production was massively successful & launched Shaw as a force to be reckoned with in the United States. A significant association copy of this very scarce first edition with only 500 printed & as few as 150 sold, many fewer signed thus. Widowers' Houses was the first of George Bernard Shaw's plays to be staged. It is one of the three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898. It was deemed "unpleasant" because its purpose is not to entertain its audience as the traditional Victorian theatre was expected to do but to raise awareness of social problems & to censure the exploitation of the poor by the unproductive upper class. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

      Published by Cassell & Company Limited, 1893. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Four children who set off, at the invitation of the King, to join their parents in the land beyond the Blue Mountains. On the way they meet various characters, both good and bad, such as Mrs. Discipline and her father Mr. Penalty, Fungus the Ferryman, Mrs. Steadfast, Mrs. Modesty and Charity the guide. An allegorical tale reminiscent of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Green and blue pictorial cloth, gilt title blocks to front cover and spine. 6 full page b/w engravings plus chapter head and tailpieces. 191 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Front endpaper browned. Small price label 'awarded in connection with Chums Empire Map Scheme' on front pastedown. Small foxspots to endpapers and half-title page otherwise the contents are beautifully clean and bright with all plates present. A super copy of this title, exceptionally rare in first edition. [S]

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        Beyond the Blue Mountains

      Cassell & Co. Ltd.. Hardcover. Antiquarian book - moderate wear to pictorial boards - some bumping and chipping, top spine end tear - remaining bright and well appointed - inscriptions / label residue to front blank pages and neat illustration to blank pages, a few of illustrations have been neatly hand painted-in. light age toning fairly well bound, very presentable and readable throughout . Fair. 1893.

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        Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891

      Adelaide,: House of Assembly,, 1893.. Folio, with two large colour folding maps; a very good copy, uncut in recent cloth. One of only 750 copies published: this rare printing is not recorded by Ferguson.Sir Thomas Elder, who had earlier financed the first great desert journey of Ernest Giles, in 1891 fitted out the expedition of David Lindsay, the celebrated Northern Territory explorer and surveyor general.In 1883 Lindsay had led an expedition into Arnhem Land, travelling to the Gulf of Carpentaria. He went on to explore extensively in the MacDonnell Ranges region before his last and most important work, this scientifically equipped expedition made possible by the sole support of Sir Thomas Elder. The object of the expedition was to explore the unknown interior of Western Australia between the routes laid out by Forrest in 1874 and Giles in 1875 'for the purpose of completing the exploration of Australia'.Lindsay's expedition arrived in Geraldton in January 1892, besieged by internal conflict: the entire scientific team, except for Lawrence Allen Wells, resigned. This marked an abrupt end to David Lindsay's career as an explorer and closed down an expensive expedition that produced very few new discoveries.This is the official report by the leader of the expedition, complete with maps. It predates the first public edition printed by C.E. Bristow. Published by order of the South Australian House of Assembly on 3 October 3 1893 at a cost of ninety seven pounds, four shillings and seven pence plus over thirty-three pounds for the lithography of the large folding maps. In the summary of the work Lindsay states that the expedition travelled 2,745 miles through unexplored country, whilst 80,000 square miles was explored and mapped. 'The abandoment of the expedition was a terrible disappointment to me. That men had so little sense of duty to their leader and to their generous employer should have been the primary cause of the break up of such a splendidly-equipped expedition...'.

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        LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. Signed

      New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1893 Carman, Bliss. LOW TIDE ON GRAND PRE. A Book of Lyrics. New York: Webster, 1893.First Edition of poet Bliss Carman's first authorized book and his most celebrated collection of verse, the title poem issued four-years previously by Copp Clark, Inscribed by him to first cousin, Canadian poet, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts on the front free endpaper. "No, neither Boardman, no Corrigan, but C.G., my first, "First Edition" Bliss Carman." Small 8vo. 120 pp. An essentially near fine mildly faded example in the publisher's delicate plum cloth, gilt titles to the spine, tasteful bookplate of Joseph E. Corrigan to the front pastedown, neat name (Mary) Boardman to the front free endpaper. With the Bliss Carman Memorial Fireplace pamphlet and postcard laid-in. A few pages with very light pencil appreciations in an unknown hand. Exceptional association copy. Bliss Carman FRSC [April 15, 1861 – June 8, 1929] Preeminent Canadian poet, born William Bliss Carman, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Published under the name "Bliss Carman," although the "Bliss" is his mother's surname. Arguably Canada's best known poet, dubbed by some the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." He later moved to New York & was influential as both an editor & writer for Cosmopolitan, the Atlantic Monthly, the Chap Book and other journals. Recognized for his anthology & editing of the 10 volume work, The World's Best Poetry, 1904 & The Oxford book of American verse. In 1928 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG , FRSC , BA [January 10, 1860 - November 26, 1943]. Canadian poet & prose writer. Besides his own body of work, Roberts is known as the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration for other writers of his time. Roberts, his cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott were known as the "Confederation poets". $3500. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        RUINER AF KLIPPBONINGAR I MESA VERDE'S CANONS

      1893. ORDENSKIOLD, GUSTAV. RUINER AF KLIPPBONINGAR I MESA VERDE'S CANONS. sTOCKHOLM, (1893). First edition. 1 map and 17 plates, 12 of which are photogravure on 9 sheets and one double sheet, (being a spectacular image of "The Cliff Palaces"). There is a touch of foxing on some of the plate margins not affecting the images. A lovely copy in publisher's green morocco stamped in gilt and blind. An early and important work on the Mesa Verde ruins in southern Colorado. (Howes N174).

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        LETTERS FROM PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY TO J.H. LEIGH HUNT

      Ashley Library, London 1893 - LIMITED EDITION OF 30 COPIES ONLY Two volumes., outer and lower edges uncut, book plate of Thelma Cazalet inside both volumes, original brick red cloth, bevelled edges, very slightly rubbed, pages clean within, and both volumes sound. Thomas J Wise, 1859-1937, book collector and bibliographer is now best known for being exposed in 1934 as a forger of alleged early works of Keats, Shelley etc. He was nevertheless a very fine bibliographer and scholar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Hall Bookshop, ABA ILAB PBFA BA]
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        Official Record of the Tasmanian International Exhibition held at Launceston 1891-92

      Launceston: Printed for the Commissioners at the "Launceston Examiner" Office. 1893. Tall 8vo. viii, 138pp (last blank, the pagination also includes pp15a-15j), tipped-in frontis, patterned endpapers, the hinges neatly strengthened with narrow pieces of cloth tape; bookplate on front paste-down. Original blue cloth, title and illustration (Albert Hall) gold-blocked on the upper (a dark mark across the word 'Launceston' at foot), extremities a little rubbed. A little foxing on the edges and early and late pages, otherwise clean and in very good condition. Ferguson 16819a. .

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        Lady Windermere's Fan

      London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane,, 1893. A play about a good woman. Octavo. Original pink cloth, spine gilt-lettered, covers with stylised leaf devices in gilt, edges untrimmed. Spine faintly faded, corners gently bumped and some spotting to edges and end matter; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. His first light comedy Lady Windermere's Fan was produced at the St. James's Theatre on 20 Feb, 1892, and was printed the next year. A lovely copy in the original cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Adventure of the Resident Patient in Strand Magazine

      Strand Magazine 1893 - This is the first appearance of this classic Sherlock Holmes story, in the August, 1893 issue of Strand Magazine. This is the loose single issue, not the much more common bound volume. Very good condition in wrappers, with lower two inches of spine uncovered. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Notebook with some autogr. excerpts.

      Villa Traunblick (Altmünster), August 6 ff., 1893. - 5¼ pp. Goldgepr. Gilt spined contemp. vellum. 8vo. An elegant notebook with some extracts from a newspaper article on critic, a speech of Rudolf von Virchow and from Goethe's "Bei Betrachtung von Schillers Schädel" ("In consideration of Schiller's skull". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Distribution of Wealth

      New York: Macmillan and Co.,, 1893. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Folding chart, 24 pages of publisher's ads. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Cloth worn and skilfully repaired at corners and ends of spine, a few small marks to cloth, front hinge professionally reinforced, spotting to title pages and folding chart. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of the author's first book, and the first of his three major theoretical works. Here Commons establishes the groundwork developed more fully in Legal Foundations of Capitalism and Institutionalism, for a concept of Institutionalism which views economic behaviour not as a series of individual transactions sorted out through an impersonal market mechanism but rather as the outcome of collective action within an established, but not static, political and legal framework. Commons, true to his status as one of the new generation of professional academic economists, employs a good deal of technical analysis in laying the foundation for what was later to become a more normative, non-formalistic discourse.

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        PUDD'NHEAD WILSON'S CALENDAR FOR 1894

      1893. Dawson's Landing MO: Printed for Mr. Wilson by Henry Butts, n.d. [vere New York: The Century Company, 1893]. Original buff wrappers. First Edition of this little 16-page booklet, issued as an advertisement for The Century Magazine, in which Twain's novel PUDD'NHEAD WILSON was then appearing. Twelve of the pages consist of monthly calendars, each of which carries a Twain aphorism (an example, from October: "This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February."). Two of the other pages involve Twain's fascination with the study of fingerprints, then in its infancy, which plays a pivotal role in the book; the remaining two pages constitute an ad for the serialization of PUDD'NHEAD WILSON in The Century.~This piece appears in three different states, with no known priority (per Blanck, "...may have been produced from multiple, not duplicate, settings. It is possible that all three forms were issued simultaneously"). This copy is an example of Blanck's state "C" ("sequence is completely arbitrary") -- with the illustration of the thumbprints on p. 1, with the maxim on p. 5 reading "...count a hundred...", and with the portrait of Twain on the inside rear wrapper. The condition is remarkably near-fine, with scarcely any wear at all (a couple of small marks on the front wrapper).~This is an extremely scarce Twain item: only four copies have come up at auction over the past 25 years (the most recent, in 1991, brought $2,200); the last copy we recall seeing listed in a catalogue (at about the same time), was in the landmark Merron Collection, at $3,500). Blanck 3439. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.

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        SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT

      London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. Harraden, Beatrice. SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. First Edition in the orginal green cloth, uncut. A celebrated Victorian best seller about the relationship between a doomed man and a doomed girl at a Swiss tuberculosis sanatorium. Sadleir (3013) notes that as early as 1940, this title was considered "very rare." Extremities and edges slightly worn, occasional foxing, but quite a NEAR FINE copy. The only first edition in bright, clean collector's condition we've seen in many years. In a vintage cloth slipcase.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        A COMPREHENSIVE SCHEME FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN LONDON, accompanied by Maps and Sketches

      London, Edward Stanford, 1893.. FIRST EDITION 1893. 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 4 maps in pocket at rear, Paris being in 2 parts as issued, 25 illustrations, 14 folding, 10 full page and 1 in the text, pages: x, [1], 1-136 including Appendix 1 & 2 and Index, bound in publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, gilt rule to edge of upper cover, gilt top edge, floral endpapers. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, binding slightly rubbed, head and tail of spine bumped, corners slightly worn, small closed tear to lower margins of first pages, neatly repaired, hardly noticeable, not affecting text or images, pale age browning to first blank endpaper and half-title and last page of index and last blank endpaper, small brown spot to fore-edge, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        THE HOME QUEEN WORLD'S FAIR SOUVENIR COOK BOOK

      1893. Paperback. CORSON, Juliet, ed. THE "HOME QUEEN" WORLD'S FAIR SOUVENIR COOK BOOK, TWO THOUSAND VALUABLE RECIPES ON COOKERY AND HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY, MENUS, TABLE ETIQUETTE, TOILET, ETC. CONTRIBUTED BY OVER TWO HUNDRED WORLD'S FAIR LADY MANAGERS, WIVES OF GOVERNORS AND OTHER LADIES OF POSITION AND INFLUENCE. Chicago: John F. Waite Publishing Co., (1893). First edition. 608 pp. 8vo., pale pebbled cloth stamped in black with World's Fair architectural vignette on front cover. Juliet Corson's first cookbook was "The Cooking School Manual of Practical Directions for Every-day Cookery," based on her New York Cooking School; her point was that nutritious meals could be made without great expenditure; as she poses in the Manual, "How well can we live, if we are moderately poor?" It was followed by a pamphlet, "Fifteen Cent Dinners for Families of Six," which was needfully popular during the Great Strike of 1877. Corson made her classes available on a sliding scale so that both the well-to-do and the poor could attend. She was the organizer of the New York Cooking School exhibit at the 1893 World's Fair Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, on which this book is based. Covers lightly soiled, front hinge cracked, pages age-toned, fragile. Block sound and an appealing copy of Corson's scarcest work.

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        Smith, Johnston - Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (A Story of New York)

      New York, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in black leather). Very Good Condition. Stephen Crane's first book written under the pseudonym "Smith, Johnston." Professionally rebound in pebbled black limp leather (see photos). Very clean and tight. Size: 5" x 7 1/2". No marks. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front pages. Rest of the book is unfoxed. Edges browned slightly. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 026421. .

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        National Stockman and Farmer. vols. 17-44

      Pittsburgh/Buffalo/Chicago: 1893-1921 - volumes 17-44, approximately 1,400 issues (approximately nine linear feet!!), thick large quartos, illustrated, some covers lost or not issued, most ads preserved, bound, ex library, still good. Photos available upon request.

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        The Shorter Poems of Robert Bridges [Books I-V and the Index of first lines]

      Oxford: The Daniel Press. 1893-1894. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Full green morocco with gilt titles to spine and upper board, five raised bands on spine, spine sunned, boards with gilt ruled border and turn-ins decorated with gilt rules and corner tools, marbled endpapers, bookplate on blank leaf at front, pages untrimmed and evenly toned, No.46 of an edition of 150 copies. Madan 27, 28, 29, 31, 32 & 32*. , Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

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